Gus Macdonald, Baron Macdonald of Tradeston
He was educated at
Allan Glen's School, Glasgow. After careers as an engineer in the shipbuilding industry and in the media as a journalist on The Scotsmanand as the editor of the Granada TVcurrent affairs programme World in Action. He returned to Scotland in 1986 to become Director of Programmes for Scottish Televisionbecoming Managing Director in 1990. He became Non-Executive Chairman of Scottish Media Group plc at the end of 1997, [cite web|url=http://www.scotland.gov.uk/News/Releases/1998/08/21dc12c2-c4bc-485f-9185-b3f676e83c9f|title=Scottish government biographical notes|accessdate=2008-05-31] and chair of Taylor and Francis plc. He was elevated to the House of Lordsas Baron Macdonald of Tradeston, in the City of Glasgow on 2 October 1998.
He served in
Tony Blair's government as:
*Minister for Business and Industry in the
*Minister for Transport in the
Department for Environment, Transport and the Regions, in attendance at cabinet (1999–2001)
*Minister for the Cabinet Office and
Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster(2001–03)
He has been a member of the Select Committee on Economic Affairs, House of Lords since 2004 and is also Chairman of the All Party Parliamentary Humanist Group and a member of the
Lord Macdonald was installed as Chancellor of
Glasgow Caledonian Universityin October 2007, replacing the late Magnus Magnusson.
* [http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/ld199798/minutes/981008/ldminute.htm Announcement of his introduction at the House of Lords] House of Lords minutes of proceedings, 8 October 1998.
*"Camera: A Victorian Eyewitness", B.T. Batsford Ltd, London, 1979, ISBN 0 7134 2095 2
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